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LONG POND, Pa. Chad Williams Womens Jersey . - Matt Kenseth was NASCARs biggest winner in 2013, a dominant run that thrust him into contention for his second championship. He came up just short. Seven wins, no title. Small consolation. Kenseths first year with Joe Gibbs Racing was a smashing success except for winning a championship to bookend with the one he has from 2003. Kenseth found the hard way that wins are nice, but winning it all matters more. Headed into Sundays race at Pocono Raceway, Kenseth is atop the points standings but the only driver in the top nine without at least one checkered flag. NASCAR revamped the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format this year to add great significance to winning a race in the first 26 before the cutoff. Kenseth would be a lock for the field with a victory. Without one, Kenseth might have to hope he keeps his points lead: The regular-season leader earns a spot even with a winless season. Kenseth has won 13 races the last three years and it seems inevitable hell find his way in Victory Lane soon enough. He has never won at Pocono, but has two career wins at next weeks track (Michigan) and hes won three times at Bristol (Aug. 23). Hed surrender the lead for taking the No. 20 Toyota for a spin in Victory Lane soon. "Youd rather have a win at this time of year than be the points leader," he said. "Its definitely different. We knew it was a radical change, but youre sitting here because youre the points leader but you open up the paper and they dont have you in the top-10. Its a little bit confusing at times. So yeah, hopefully we can get a win." Kenseth joins the rest of the field in trying to race his way past Jimmie Johnson. The six-time champion is coming off back-to-back victories in the Coca-Cola 600 and at Dover International Speedway and will try to win three straight for the first time since 2007. Steady as always, Kenseth has been in the hunt for several wins. He just cant find that one edge that will get him one. He has five top-five finishes and 10 top-10s in 13 races for a 9.2 average finish. Hes finished third in each of the last two races. "People always ask about changing your strategies or trying harder or doing this or doing that, but if it was that easy, youd win every week," he said "Ive never not wanted to win. If there was a way to force wins, Id force it every week." With half the season left before the Chase field is set, Kenseth isnt worried too much about his winless season. Former champion Tony Stewart also is winless. So are Kasey Kahne, Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman, on the outside of the Chase and in a lot worse shape. "I think there has been a touch of bad luck and then we just havent put together full races," Kahne said. "Weve had great practices over the last month, maybe a little more than that. Weve been really good in practice; great at times during the race, but we havent put together the full race." Kenseth isnt quite sure why the No. 20 has yet to come close to matching last seasons success. "If we knew exactly that, it would be a lot easier to fix," he said. "Theres been times you get pretty good car balance, but you havent had the speed. You always try to look over everything and look over how you get your vehicles setup better, how you can get your aero setup better, how you can get your engines better." T. J. Logan Womens Jersey . The Force had two men, including former Wallabies No. 8 Ben McCalman, in the sin-bin in the dying minutes of the match, but were able to resist a late Highlanders surge to post a four-try, bonus point win. Budda Baker Cardinas Jersey . "We cannot stay the same way the whole season long," said Reyes. "This is not acceptable. Something needs to change because were a better team than what were showing right now. Its a long season and we just need to continue to push." Its been a frustrating week for the ballclub.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Calgary Flames will try to avoid closing out a six- game homestand with a third straight loss on Friday night as they take on the Florida Panthers. The Flames picked up a pair of wins over Edmonton around a victory against Los Angeles to begin the residency -- and stretch their winning streak to four straight -- but have since lost consecutive one-goal decisions to the New York Islanders and Detroit. Calgary was bested 3-2 by the Red Wings on Wednesday despite Mikael Backlund picking up a goal and an assist in his return to the lineup. Backlund had missed 29 straight games with an abdominal injury. Mason Raymond also scored, but backup goaltender Karri Ramo was forced to exit halfway through the second period after he collided with defenseman Raphael Diaz when coming out to play the puck. Ramo, who had allowed one goal on 13 shots, appeared to take a knee to the head and he was placed on injured reserve Thursday. Jonas Hiller allowed two goals on nine shots in relief and was saddled with the loss, though the Flames nearly bailed him out when Paul Byron appeared to score with 1:20 left. However, the play had already been whistled dead because Detroit netminder Petr Mrazek had lost his goalie mask. Thats a tough break right there to have that happen at that moment of the game, said Calgary defenseman Mark Giordano about the play. Its the right call to make, but unfortunately it probably cost us a goal. Center Josh Jooris played just over 13 minutes on Wednesday, but he was also placed on IR due to a nagging injury. The Flames recalled forward Markus Granlund and goaltender Joni Ortio from their American Hockey League affiliate in Adirondack and Ortio could see action this weekend as Calgary will begin a five-game road trip on Saturday in Vancouver. Chad Williams Youth Jersey. . Hiller, though, will start tonight looking to keep his career record against the Panthers perfect. He is 5-0-0 in five meetings (4 starts) with a 1.13 goals against average, .963 save percentage and two shutouts. Hiller relieved an ineffective Ramo on Nov. 8 in Florida and stopped all nine shots he faced to allow the Flames to rally for a 6-4 win, their third straight over the Panthers. Johnny Gaudreau and Giordano had a goal and two assists each, while Lance Bouma had the go-ahead goal. The Flames are 4-1-1 in their past six at home versus the Panthers. Florida backup netminder Al Montoya took the loss for giving up five goals on 24 shots. He will start again tonight and is 0-1-1 versus Calgary with a 4.36 GAA and .842 save percentage. Montoya gets the call with the Panthers playing for a second straight night. They notched a 3-1 victory on Thursday as Roberto Luongo made a successful return to Vancouver. The veteran netminder, who set Canucks franchise records with 252 wins and 38 shutouts over eight seasons with the club, tied Sabres great Dominik Hasek for 11th on the NHLs all-time win list with 389 after stopping 32 shots. He was cheered by the home crowd despite now wearing a Panthers jersey as Vancouver dealt Luongo to Florida on March 4 of last season and honored with a video tribute during the game. I wasnt sure if I wanted to watch it or not, Luongo said. I didnt want to get too emotional ... the crowd reaction was great. I couldnt ask for anything better. While he didnt ask for it, getting a pair of goals from Jonathan Huberdeau was probably appreciated. Huberdeau also assisted on Aleksander Barkovs tally as the Panthers rebounded from a loss to Washington on Sunday to move to 2-1-0 on a six-game road trip. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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